The recent discussion in other threads about woodturning classes and
teaching has gotten me to wondering about everybodies experiences in this.
I'm also asking this because one of my woodturning clubs is partnering with
a local woodworking store (provides facilities) and the regional technical
community college (provides advertising and administration) to provide
adult education woodturning classes through that college. The college is
mainly a high technology, practical workforce type of college but does all
kinds of other classes as well.
The woodturning club is charged with coming up with a lesson plan, fees
rate, time period, and basically everything related to putting on and
teaching the class. I've never attended a woodturning class before and
don't know how most of them are arranged concerning their lesson schedules,
etc. We're looking at something like a 4 to 6 week class but everything,
and I mean EVERYTHING, is up to us. We can have as many classes as we want,
charge what we want (obviously we don't want to price the class out of
existance), and teach what we want. I'm sure we're going to start out with
a beginners class but may add more classes at different levels down the road
depending on interest.
If you've been to a class, what did you like? What would you have liked
better? If you've taught such class, do you have any tips regarding
- posted 17 years ago